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Burps point to life on the red planet
Burps point to life on the red planet

It's not evidence of "little green men" but intriguing "burps" of methane have been recorded by Nasa's Curiosity Rover -…

Meteor shower in NZ skies

Kiwis will have a chance to see one of the most world's spectacular meteor showers with the naked eye in the early hours…

Moon mail service out of this world

An outer-space delivery firm that is working with Carnegie Mellon University to put a privately owned lunar rover on the…

Rosetta reveals asteroids not comets brought water to Earth

The first detailed scientific results from the Rosetta space mission, which successfully orbited a comet and then soft-landed…

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Air NZ 75th anniversary exhibition at Te Papa video Air NZ 75th anniversary exhibition at Te Papa

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Air NZ…

High-level Rena report released video High-level Rena report released

The findings of the Transport Accident Investigation…

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Crowd-funded bid to drill moon's pole
Crowd-funded bid to drill moon's pole

A proposed mission to the moon led by British scientists could pave the way for the construction of a lunar observatory.

Nasa's Pluto probe wakes up
Nasa's Pluto probe wakes up

An American probe that will explore Pluto has woken from its slumber, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at…

Probe heading out to mine asteroid
Probe heading out to mine asteroid

Japan is set to launch a space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid after the event was postponed because…

One giant latte for mankind
One giant latte for mankind

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut - and an espresso machine - has arrived at the International…

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In space, scientists can hear you dropping in ...
In space, scientists can hear you dropping in ...

No trumpet sounded to mark the historic event - instead, it was a hollow, springy plop which heralded…

Mysterious satellite likely on a mission

A mysterious Russian object is being tracked by space agencies, giving new life to fears about the increase of space weapons…

Crowd-fund bid for lunar landing

Mankind may have already accomplished the giant leap of walking on the moon, but a group of scientists and entrepreneurs…

Images show Philae's historic comet bounce

The European Space Agency (ESA)on has unveiled images of the probe Philae after it bounced while making its historic landing…

Precious data sent before Philae's nap
Precious data sent before Philae's nap

Scientists are hailing Philae's flight and landing - described as the equivalent of aiming a fly at…

Philae probe's power may revive

The Philae comet lander may have gone into a long silence after depleting its batteries - but there remains a sliver of…

Comet spacecraft rescues itself

The spacecraft that landed on a comet has performed two tricky manoeuvres by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating…

Scientists prepare Philae for big jump

European space engineers hope to carry out carefully programmed manoeuvres over the coming hours and days to rescue the…

Rosetta's dying batteries

Rosetta’s lander comes to rest in the shade – starving it of the solar power it requires to function.

One giant leap (and a bounce) for mankind
One giant leap (and a bounce) for mankind

It was audacious, it was bold, but it was a success. For the first time, humanity has a physical presence…

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